HSV and "The View" sign now

On Friday 13th, ABC's "The View" had their "Valentines Edition". Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck a host on the show, made some very offensive comments about Herpes. Unfortunately a lot of people believe what they hear on television, what they may not know is that Herpes doesn-110;t kill, Ignorance does.

Ms. Behar, still a frequent comedy headliner, was chosen by TV Guide as a "Personality of the Year" nominee for the 3rd annual TV Guide Awards in January of 1991. She is also the recipient of the Safe Horizon Champion Award (2001), the Gracie Allen Tribute Award from the Foundation of American Women in Radio and Television (2000), and the New York City Public Advocate's Special Advocate Award for her outstanding friendship to the Gay community (2000).

Ms. Hasselbeck works with the youth of today in order to develop their self-esteem.

The following is a partial transcript of the show including all comments referring to herpes:

Joy is spoofing personal ads:

She holds up one and says this one says herpes infrequent.
Audience: Gasps

The ad reads: Strictly personal, handsome, white male, 39, with
Herpes (infrequent), who is romantic, intelligent, loyal, congenial,
seeks slim, attractive, slim, accomplished female for friendship
first and possible long term relationship.

Joy: Hello
Elisabeth: At least they're honest.
Joy: When all else fails herpes will still be there. He wants
Calista Flockhart but he has herpes, I don't think so. (She
Throws the card with the ad on it over her shoulder and moves on to next ad)

End of spoofing bit.
Meredith: What should we learn from this?
Joy: One of her remarks is don't go with someone that has
Herpes, I don't care (interrupted)
Elizabeth: No matter how infrequent.
Star: You can't just dump the person.
Joy: That is a deal breaker for me, I'm sorry.
Elizabeth: If you know right off the bat.
Star: If they're honest and they tell you, you can't just
make it a complete deal breaker Joy.
Joy: Well, yes, I can.
Star: We all have our deal breakers.
Joy: What's yours Star, bad teeth? (points to herself) herpes.
(points to Meredith) What's yours?
Meredith: I'm not sure.
Joy: What's yours Elizabeth.
Elizabeth: The deal breaker, I, I would say herpes would be the deal
Joy: See.
Star: We are so bad.
Meredith: This is really bad now. (She goes on to change the topic)

Later in the show there is one more comment regarding herpes when an
audience member asks about making her personal ad stand out, Joy
remarks to leave the word herpes out.

We believe that Joy and Elisabeth need to get informed about HSV (Herpes) and make an informed apology to the 80\% of the world and their viewers that are affected by HSV (Herpes). We also believe that the in order to rectify their mistake and ignorance 'The View' should do a factual show on HSV.

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  • 02 December 2015450. Kevin C
    I support this petition
  • 14 November 2015449. Douglas Ab
    Country USA Humor is meant to enlighten and create warm feelings. Chastising a gentleman on-air for having the bravery to be upfront about his having herpes is callous and cruel. This man is to be admired, not made folly of and made to appear that he is
  • 10 October 2015448. Lisa Lynnj
    I support this petition
  • 28 September 2015447. Aaron M
    Affiliation/Organization MacH Country Canada You girls need to watch out who you go to bed with if you are so scared of Herpes because after what you said no guy is ever gonna tell you if he does have herpes.
  • 24 September 2015446. Alanna C
    I support this petition
  • 23 September 2015445. Dwayne T
    Country USA This attack borders on being a hate crime. It is prejudicial and discriminatory. The View needs to present accurate information. HSV isn't a dirty disease it is something you can get from kissing your grandmother
  • 05 September 2015444. Andy W
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  • 27 August 2015443. Bonnie Dickerson
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  • 22 August 2015442. Jennifer Webb
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  • 14 August 2015440. Echo Michellem
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  • 10 August 2015439. Colette A
    Country Canada Someone who is dealing with this on a daily basis since 98 and cannot come to terms with it and if I had seen the show I am sure this would have definitely had an even more negative effect on my outlook of my life. This is by far the harde
  • 30 July 2015438. Patrick Dt
    Affiliation/Organization Southern Illinois Herpes Support Group Country United States I least I not spreading Herpes around as suggested on your show
  • 23 July 2015437. John Shah
    I support this petition
  • 16 July 2015436. Don W
    sounds like t ome star jones had the only sympathy and understanding towards herpes.its just like anything social herpes smoking being republican.lol are hailed as being terrible things when on the other hand convienience of killing babies in abortion are
  • 01 July 2015435. Karen B
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  • 27 June 2015434. Jason S
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  • 22 June 2015433. Jill S
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  • 15 June 2015432. Jim Skinner
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  • 14 June 2015431. Vicki E
    Country VT USA Anybody that is honest in an ad should be called couragous.
  • 31 May 2015430. Kitty T
    I support this petition
  • 31 May 2015429. Jennifer J
    Country USA Thank you Joy, for making a challenging life situation a little worse for a young, educated professional. It is really great that you can go on air and make snotty uneducated and still go home and sleep at night. I am glad that your life is
  • 19 May 2015428. Merrill E
    Affiliation/Organization Social planner with SouthFloridaHfriends Country USA We deserve an apology by MS. Behar
  • 17 May 2015427. Stewart M
    I support this petition
  • 15 May 2015426. Angela Perry
    Affiliation/Organization www.yoshi2me.com Country USA People with Herpes are not losers!
  • 14 May 2015425. Lisa E
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  • 23 April 2015424. Jenn B
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